Mashed Potato from Cooking and Cooking
Yield: Serves 3-4

Wash the potatoes. Put them into a pot and add salt. Pour water until potatoes are covered and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and simmer over medium-high heat until done - a fork can easily be poked through them.

Drain water from the potatoes and peel them. Then mash the potatoes with a potato masher or grate them with a grater. Melt the butter in a small pot over medium heat. Add the grated potatoes, milk, salt and pepper; stir well. Cook to desired thickness, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Note: Add heavy cream for richer mashed potato.